Women’s Protection and Empowerment Coordinator NGO Careers – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Deputy Director
About US:
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and
livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and
gain control of their future. It was created by Albert Einstein more than 80
years and has been working in Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in
the conflict zones where tens of thousands of people have been kills and over
1.6 million displaced. Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are
returning home and looking to rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect
women and children from violence and exploitation by fostering a safe
environment and encouraging education, and is supporting farmers and small
businesses, and helping communities promote peace and long-term development.
About WPE Program:
Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Program strives to work with
local structures to facilitate community-based and community-driven approaches
to contribute to GBV prevention and response, including youth  to facilitate a violence free community for
women and girls. With funding from UNFPA, IRC will work to address
socio-cultural and economic barriers that hinder HIV preventive behaviours and
constrain timely access to sexual reproductive health, HIV and GBV prevention,
treatment and care services among adolescents and youth 10-24 years.
Job Summary: The Women’s
Protection and Empowerment Coordinator is mainly responsible for strategy
development, program design, technical support to ensure quality
implementation, standardization, monitoring and evaluation of all activities in
the field of WPE. Primary duties will include strengthening the WPE sector and
providing technical oversight of this program across all sites of
implementation. Focus is on program quality, with program progress being
monitored and evaluated against quantifiable benchmarks, and business
development, to ensure sufficient funding for multi-year robust programming.
Key Duties and
Program Management & Development:
Manage the technical aspects of the
implementation and coordination of the WPE program, providing support to the
program managers to develop work plans to guide implementation of approved
Support the program managers and field teams in
the implementation and monitoring of the work plans ensuring that activities
reflect the commitments IRC made to the donor and the community.
Develop and/or improve monitoring and evaluation
mechanisms for the WPE program, ensuring that WPE teams in the field actively
monitor set indicators and evolving concerns of the target communities.
Work collaboratively to integrate WPE with other
program sectors where appropriate, with a focus on the health sector.
Coordinate and participate in the development of
new proposals and initiatives for the IRC Uganda WPE program in accordance with
the country program strategic plan, IRC program framework and IRC WPE
Coordinate and participate in the development of
budgets for program proposals in conjunction with the grants and finance
Work closely with the Deputy Director of
Programs and the WPE team to strengthen the WPE sector in IRC Uganda, defining
the strategic direction of the WPE programming and establishing a Country
Sector Strategy.
Work closely and regularly with the relevant HQ
technical units.
Staff Support:
Offer timely ongoing training and technical
support and guidance to the program managers, and ensure all WPE staff adhere
to best-practice principles in all aspects of program implementation.
Establish regular and direct communication lines
with all the program managers.
Carry out technical interviews of candidates for
WPE program manager positions
Work closely with the Field
Coordinators/Managers to ensure technical aspects of the Performance Management
System documentation for the program managers is in place and followed up
Support Field Coordinators/Managers to ensure
that program managers put capacity development plans in place for the WPE teams
based on documented capacity needs assessments exercise.
Grants Management and Reporting:
Keenly review progress in achieving program
objectives and targets in collaboration with the programs managers.
Actively participate in Grants Opening, Mid-Term
and Closing meetings.
Review technical aspects of internal and
external reports prepared by the WPE Managers within agreed deadlines using IRC
and donor formats, as required.
Work in close collaboration with program
managers, review Budget vs. Actual expenditure for WPE programs on a monthly
Bring any over/under expenditure issues to the
attention of the Field Coordinators/Managers and the Program Managers in a
timely manner and jointly develop corrective plans in collaboration with the
DDP and the Grants team.
Representation and Coordination:
Work in close coordination with the DDP actively
develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders in
Uganda including donors, government actors, UN agencies, international and
local NGOs, and other relevant actors.
Establish networks with UN, INGOs, and local
partners to promote technical capacity and develop strategic partnerships.
Participate in inter-agency WPE forums at
national and international levels.
Represent the WPE program with national
authorities, non-state actors, UN agencies, NGOs, and donors.
Upon request by the Senior Management Team,
organize and facilitate field visits for stakeholders interested in IRC’s WPE
programming in Uganda.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidates for the IRC Women’s
Protection and Empowerment Coordinator job vacancy should hold a Master’s
degree in international law, human rights law, international relations, social
sciences, or other related field
At least five years overseas professional
experience in program implementation in the field of Women’s Protection and Empowerment
Ability to remotely work with teams in an
advising role
Demonstrated experience in capacity building,
project design and budget management
Strong understanding of women’s protection
principles and likely protection concerns arising in the Uganda context as well
as conflict sensitivity
Experience in working with and coordinating with
the UN, donors, INGOs and other stakeholders
Strong interpersonal, intercultural and
communication skills
Excellent analytical and writing skills
Fluency in English
Excellent oral and written skills and computer
Additional qualities: ability to multi-task,
ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, flexibility,
adaptability to transitions.
NB: Female are strongly
encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply online by
clicking on link below.
Deadline: 1st
November, 2016
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